OATS 2021 | A Virtual Event



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About This Year's Virtual OATS

On the tenth anniversary of The Street Trust’s Oregon Active Transportation Summit, we are giving a platform to the bright minds that are taking on the intersecting issues of climate change and transportation justice.

This year’s summit will consist of diverse virtual workshops, panels, round table discussions, mobile workshops, professional training, and a keynote address from the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Ronnie Matthew Harris with a special introduction from Portland's Transportation Commissioner, Jo Ann Hardesty. 

During the summit, we will examine how our transportation investments, programs and plans can lead to clean, equitable solutions for the future of our planet and community. We will highlight the kinds of transportation decisions being made in the face of the climate crisis along with the change-makers leading on them. 

Low-income people and People of Color are impacted first and worst by climate change but served the least by our transportation system. How can we center transportation access, options, and outcomes for our most disenfranchised populations? Together we can move beyond today's challenges toward actionable solutions.

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About the Keynote

Based in Chicago, Ronnie Matthew Harris is an experienced speaker, counselor, and social entrepreneur.  He has an uncanny knack for connecting people, places, and things.  As an experienced urban mission strategist, he’s devoted his life to seeing people flourish within the context of global cities, advocating for equitable access to a quality life. 

He’s the founding member of Sacred Roots, a community learning and development enterprise seeking to provide progressive alternatives of hope for those marginalized by historic, socio-economic barriers by creating innovative paths toward sustainable, equitable development through strategic partnerships.

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Program Highlights
  • Mobility, Equity, and Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

  • Disability and Accessibility in Equitable Transit

  • Safe Routes to School as a Climate Resilience Strategy

  • Understanding How Women Travel

  • Human-Powered Mobility, Resiliency, and Equity

  • Adapting Commuter Programs During and After COVID

  • What Does Abolition Look Like on Public Transit?

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OATS Youth

What are the transportation and climate focused youth leaders up to in the community? 

At this year's OATS we want to empower students to learn, build, grow, and share knowledge on the future of transportation and the way it intersects with the climate crisis by offering FREE registration to all students interested.

We will explore the following themes:

  • What does a career in transportation look like? 

  • Building youth capacity by providing concrete tools

  • Youth ONLY Jam session

  • How can adult professionals best empower the youth? 


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Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the conference date, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 14 days of the conference will receive a 50% refund. Send registration cancellation to events@thestreettrust.org